The Commemorative High-Level Meeting on the occasion of marking the 60th Anniversary of the First Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was held from 11 to 12 October 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia and the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin delivered a statement via video link at the meeting.
In his statement, the Union Minister mentioned that Myanmar is always proud to be one of the founding members of the NAM and a co-sponsor of the Bandung Conference. He underscored that the present Government of Myanmar laid down and has been implementing a five-point roadmap to bring the country back to normalcy and its path to democracy.
In addition, the Union Minister explained that the Government is making all-out efforts to fight against COVID-19 pandemic and has set up a country-wide vaccination plan to achieve 50% coverage of vaccination at the end of this year. He also stated that Myanmar is ready to cooperate with all friendly countries in its efforts on prevention, control and treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Union Minister emphasized that being a consolidated entity, the Movement must continue pursuing its fundamental principles of mutual understanding and respect, impartiality and non-politicization. He also highlighted that Myanmar will work in unity with the members of the Movement to defend the common interests in tackling complex and common challenges and Myanmar is also looking forward to seeking continuous support, mutual understanding and constructive cooperation from the NAM member states in its efforts to bring peace, democracy and development to the country.
H.E. U Thurain Thant Zin, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Myanmar to Serbia, attended the meeting as the representative of the Government of Myanmar.